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  • 20/06/2020 - MALARIA NEWS UPDATE JUNE 2020


    ICROSS continues to implement home-based Malaria prevention programmes in pastoralist villages.


    The problem

    • Malaria is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in Kenya.
    • 25 million out of a population of 44 million Kenyans are at risk of malaria.
    • It accounts for 30-50% of all outpatient attendance and 20% of all admissions to health facilities.
    • Malaria is also estimated to cause 20% of all deaths in children under the age of 5 years the most vulnerable group to malaria infections are pregnant women and children under the age of 5 years.


     Our response

    ·      Despite significant challenges and limitations, ICROSS field volunteers and community health workers continue to reach those villages most in need and children who are most vulnerable. 


    ·      Wherever possible we distribute insecticide-treated mosquito nets an insecticide-treated mosquito net protects you from diseases carried by mosquitoes, such as malaria. These have a great impact on reducing new cases and the prevalence of malaria in children and mothers. Evidence shows that the use of this prevention has significantly cut infections and deaths.


    ·      Slashing and spraying has continued in grass and shrub areas around homes and schools, markets and water sources, this has reduced mosquito-breeding sites in over 30 villages.


    ·      Trained ICROSS village health workers implement Child to child health education in rural homes, a programme established in ICROSS villages by Professor David Morley in 1988.  Our focus remains most at risk children. We use the local culture, language and belief systems to improve behaviour, safe practices and home health practices to reduce mosquitoes and impact illness and death from malaria outbreaks.


    With your help we can extend our malaria prevention into other areas deeply in need of our public health programme.

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  • 12/06/2020 - Governance ICROSS 2020


    We are proud that for 20 years, all ICROSS programmes were completely managed by Africans. All project managers, supervisors, trainers, field teams and community staff are African.


    ICROSS is an equal opportunities employer. As part of our Gender policy, we have actively recruited women into senior management positions. The majority of Project managers and field co ordinators are women, the great majority of field staff are women. ICROSS focuses all its core programme development on gender.


    Programmes are not owned by ICROSS  or driven by donors but by local communities.

    Whose Reality 

    As part of corporate accountability in 2020 ICROSS places the beliefs, values, cultural structures and hopes of the local people at the centre of planning, decision making and planning. With a strong inclusion policy and partnership in local language we work towards programmes that have their roots in local communities.


    Apart of corporate governance ICROSS continues to profesionalise and strengthen its management teams. All management of field programmes is executed by senior staff with at least ten years operational field experience. We are in the process of reviewing management structures in the face of recent expansion of all programmes. 

    Advice & Consultation 

      ICROSS has a team of advisors and skilled specialists that it regularly consults on specific areas of International development. All advisors have at least a decade of experience working in underdeveloped countries while most are currently in operational settings. All ICROSS advisors are highly qualified specialists in their field of expertise with the latest knowledge and information. This helps ICROSS in its strategic planning and evidence based strategic development. As part of its international collaboration and team work ICROSS designs al its international research in close partnership with peer review collaborators.

    More Information is Available Concerning Our Corporate Governance

    In developing our corporate policies we seek to create a dynamic forward-looking organisation that will be able to respond to emerging challenges and needs in a rapidly changing world. Together with our partners, we are moving forward embracing new ideas and innovative approaches, learning from the wisdom and experience of the past. We are building on evidence and introducing fresh, exciting ideas and directions. Our vision of a better world inspires us, our mission focuses us, and our shared goals unite us. With effective planning, transparency, and clear direction, we will be able to really create lasting change.

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  • 12/06/2020 - About Us 2020

    ICROSS The International Community for the Relief Of Starvation and Suffering 



    Mission Statement

    A World free of suffering and infant death where people can be cared for by people who speak their own language, and understand the local culture, traditions and beliefs. Our vision together with our partners, is a world without hunger and starvation realising that we live in a world of great wealth and resources. We believe in compassion and kindness based on shared understanding, equality and empathy.



    Mission Statement 2020

    ICROSS seeks to reduce disease suffering and poverty among the poorest of the poor. We intend to continue to create awareness and knowledge based on the values and beliefs of the local communities we serve.



    Where Do We Work?

    ICROSS began its work among pastoral communities in East Africa in 1979. For almost 40 years, we gradually extended the coverage of our work from central Kenya to vulnerable communities in the Western counties of Kenya, particularly in the areas of HIV/AIDS. We have worked in Samburu, Kajiado, Nakuru, Bungoma, Nzoia, Siayia, Bondo, Buret and Mumias in Kenya and Arusha, Dodoma and Monduli in Tanzania. In addition, we have provided technical and material support to an extensive network of partner National local INGOs and Faith-based projects. This has included the first series of global health courses in Nepal lectures in international development in Cambodia as well as program evaluations in other south East Asia countries. Our core focus remains endangered pastoral communities across Kenya’s Rift Valley



    What Are Our Key focus Areas?

    Community Owned Primary Health Care
    Child- Survival, Training Traditional Birth Attendants, reduction of maternal deaths, gender-rights awareness, commercial-sex workers support, female circumcision harm reduction, safe motherhood, education and girls. Children’s

    Poverty Reduction
    Training health workers in desert areas, trachoma blindness control, diarrhoea control, tribal community health programmes, surgical training, desertification projects.

    Children’s Rights and Gender and Development
    Child-to-child sanitation and hygiene, pediatric disease control, child survival, immunization, primary health care, infant mortality control, AIDS orphans and vulnerable children’s rights, child health promotion.

    Community Strengthening
    Disease surveillance, women group developments, technical support to small organisations, legal and material support, water and sanitation projects, ICROSS resource leverage, partnership development and networking.

    HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria prevention
    Disease surveillance, women group developments, technical support to small organisations, legal and material support, water and sanitation projects, ICROSS resource leverage, partnership development and networking.

    Poverty Awareness
    Campaigning for child health, human rights, health rights and water rights

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  • 12/09/2019 - WATER PROJECTS Sept 2019

    Long term Change in Water and sanitation

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  • 13/08/2019 - ICROSS and Childrens Health August 2019

    Today over 30,000 children in Africa will die from poverty related deaths, all avoidable. There are over 170 million children going to bed hungry tonight because they do not have enough food. There are over a billion people without clean water. For over thirty years ICROSS has been doing something about it.
    With your help we have built a series of long term health programmes across the Sub Saharan savannah with tribal communities. Designing health programmes with the local communities in their own language and through their own values we have created locally owned programmes.
    The future of all change is community owned choices.
    ICROSS has a long range programme of slow consistent and real change making a difference not just today and tommorrow but across decades.
    Over the last eight months crippling poverty and worsening drought has caused terrible suffering to young children, mothers and other vulnerable people including the disabled and the old. ICROSS has implemented a wide range of community interventions from special nutritional care and child survival to water protection and intensive diarrhoea control. We need your help now to continue reaching the communities still devastated by drought and hunger.
    This week there are still over 5,000 children who are seriously undernourished and over 700 mothers who need our help.
    It is a difficult time for everyone during this recession, but for those who have no voice, no other support and no other help it is an impossible time. Please help ICROSS as we continue to make a lasting difference where it counts most.
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  • 17/04/2019 - NUTRITION campaign ICROSS

    Since 1983, ICROSS has been working with pastoral communities to improve public health and community awareness. 

    We backup our training and awareness programs with clinical support and the provision of local dispensaries.  ICROSS has built many clinics empowering local tribes.  This May we are going to be launching a series of support programs strengthening village healthcare through mothers and women’s groups. 

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  • 14/09/2018 - ICROSS on waterborne diseases

    Since ICROSS has been working on waterborne diseases, we have seen dramatic movements worldwide in water borne disease prevention. The problems continue to challenge every rural hygiene and sanitation strategy. It is essential that we continue to fight intestinal worms that affect hundreds of millions of children. ICROSS continues with your help in child survival and water borne disease.


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  • 24/01/2018 - ICROSS Kenya Annual Report 2017

    Dear friend of ICROSS please download the latest annual report which is below. It is our most comprehensive annual review detailing all of our activities and programmes together with a complete summary of ICROSS initiatives, Programmes and research. As always we welcome your feedback and your ongoing support to ICROSS as we try to make the world a little better. Your support to us is what allows our work to continue and expand. With your help 2018 will be our most significant year. We thank you for your continued efforts which keep all of our projects sustainable and through you we all continue to change the world. Download it here 

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